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The Fascinating Way Bicycling Brings Us Closer Together

In each society, there are differences in how we treat personal space. Even from one person to the next, there are differences, but for the most part, each society has some norms. Seattle-based landscape architecture student Peter Cromwell, in the fascinating presentation below, shows what distances are normal “public distances,” what are normal “social distances,” what are normal “personal distances,” […]

December 15th

14 Options For Better Bike Lanes (Infographic)

It’s long been a debate between “hard-core” American bicyclists and European-style American (and European) bicyclists: protected bike lanes (and even bike lanes, in general) vs on-road bicycling mixed with automobile traffic. But the masses clearly prefer protected bike lanes, and plenty of research (including my own) has shown that protected bike lanes are safer and encourage […]

December 14th

Amsterdam Rocks It So Hard (VIDEOS)

Amsterdam is perhaps the best large city in the world for bicycling and bicyclists. It probably is, but Copenhagen is also always in the running. Furthermore, there are better bicycling cities than Amsterdam in the Netherlands, but they are smaller, so I’m not sure if they are in the same class. Anywho, if you haven’t […]

September 19th

Will Self-Driving Cars Make Our Cities Better Or Worse?

When you talk about the future of transportation*, some of us think about more bicyclists and bicycling, and a more bicycle-friendly world. However, for the average Joe, I think the main thing that comes to mind these days is self-driving cars. Self-driving cars are actually getting much closer to commercial reality than many of us […]

May 28th

LA Bike Trains — Transforming The Mean Streets Of LA

LA Bike Trains is changing the personality of LA. LA Bike Trains, a group bubbling up from the profound roots of the city, is looking to make LA a friendlier place, and a nicer place for bicyclists. LA has been named one of the unfriendliest cities in the US. This unfriendly aura is not simply […]

August 15th

Role of Infrastructure & Transportation in Promoting Physical Activity (Infographic & New Research)

A simple holistic concept is that everything is connected. One’s interrelationship with daily activity, transit, and infrastructure is a key relationship to holistic connectedness. News from the United States Department of [Active] Transportation supports this. Cultivating refreshing spots of activity in the day and night of our lives is a key way to stay in […]

August 15th